NYE, Mont. (AP) — Two employees for the one palladium and platinum mining operation within the U.S. have died in an underground accident at a Montana mine, firm officers mentioned.
The workers had been in a utility car known as a side-by-side that crashed into an underground locomotive at Wednesday afternoon, mentioned Heather McDowell, a vice chairman with the South Africa-based Sibanye-Stillwater, which owns the Stillwater Mining Co.
The reason for the accident on the mine close to the group of Nye, north of Yellowstone Nationwide Park, is underneath investigation . Mine officers mentioned they’re working with security regulators.
The identities of the employees weren’t made public.
In an announcement, firm officers mentioned “we worth security above all else. Our ideas and prayers exit to everybody impacted by this tragic occasion.”
Stillwater Mining Co. has 2,335 staff and contractors, in accordance with its web site, together with simply over 1,200 employees on the mine in Nye, McDowell mentioned.
Its different palladium and platinum mine is close to the small Montana metropolis of Large Timber and the corporate has a refining advanced within the close by city of Columbus.
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